When a person is fully immersed in the space of the game, he considers himself its hero, meaning, an avatar, and his entire perception is focused on virtual reality. But does he live at this time? The game is just a set of pixels on the screen, a beautiful picture. And to this, the player gives all of his attention, the most valuable resource available to people.
A person who constantly plays virtual games has problems with self-identity, as confirmed by studies of the brain. Tatiana Zinchenko, Ph.D. in psychology, psychiatrist, rehabilitologist, and president of the International Association for the Study of Gaming Addictions (IASGA) from Switzerland tells about it at the International online conference “Life After Death. Fiction and Facts.”